Flashback. August 9, 2004. You don't know how thrilled I am not to be moving this summer. The last summer that I wasn't moving was 1993. Then I was working on a paint crew painting the great schools of Roanoke County. I got up at 5 a.m. in order to drive across town and work from 6-2:30 for $4.25 an hour. Those classrooms, gymnasiums, and locker rooms don't paint themselves, you know.